• Eggfree Wheat Christmas Cake

    December 15, 2020mayurisjikoni

    Eggfree Wheat Christmas  Cake  Eggfree Wheat Christmas Cake is full of soaked dried and candied fruits, nuts and spices. A vegetarian friendly cake made without any eggs. Also, no alcohol is used to soak the fruit. A Christmas Cake that is incredibly easy to make, flavorful and moist. I’ve been baking Eggfree Wheat Christmas Cake for several years but till now, was not able to put the recipe on my blog. Just as well as over the years subtle changes has resulted in a foolproof recipe. The changes I made is is replacing all purpose flour with wheat, replacing white sugar with brown. The types of dried fruits and candied fruits vary every year, depending on what is available. And I love to use my…

     
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  • Witches’ Finger Breadsticks

    October 23, 2020mayurisjikoni

    Theme: Halloween Recipe: Witches’ Finger Breadsticks   What are Witches’ Finger Breadsticks? Simply put Witches’ Finger Breadsticks are breadsticks that are shaped into witches’ fingers. These make a fun, spooky Halloween party treat, easy to make and healthy too. These breadsticks are not crispy and crunchy like the more famous Italian breadsticks or grissini. They are more like soft bread. Usually enjoyed with a dip.   Halloween Theme You may be wondering why amid Navratri Festival I’m talking about witches’ fingers. Well, Swathi Iyer who blogs at Zesty South Indian Kitchen suggested that we make some Halloween treats as a group. I jumped at the idea as till now I don’t have a spooky Halloween treat post on my blog. This event has given me…

     
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  • Chilli Avocado Chocolate Cake

    September 1, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: CHOCOLATE Chilli Avocado Chocolate Cake: Vegan, fudgy, eggless and delicious, are the words to describe this incredibly easy to bake chilli avocado chocolate cake. If you’re a lover of avocado and chocolate like me then you’ll love this cake. Since I love the combination of chocolate and chilli, I decided to add a bit in the cake batter. The subtle taste of chilli, felt at the back of the throat is simply awesome. I followed the recipe for this from the blog I’m A Baker. Obviously, I halved the recipe (Amanda’s bake is huge!) and added chilli powder. I also used avocado chocolate frosting. A bit about the group: Members of this group give their partners two secret ingredients according…

     
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  • Thandai Muffins

    April 8, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME:#190 MINICAKES RECIPE: THANDAI MUFFINS Thandai Muffins baked with thandai spice mixture make a delicious treat for the Holi Party. Both kids and adults love them along with chilled thandai drink. Eggless, these muffins come together in no time. Bake them a day ahead, they stay fresh for a couple of days. Just before Holi, I had baked some thandai muffins to share with my neighbors. The recipe did not make it to the blog on time for Holi. I kept it in the draft file thinking that I’ll use it next year. Yeah, I know its a long time to keep it, but I’m quite good at storing stuff 🙂 FoodieMonday/Bloghop Theme When Preethi suggested a few themes for the #190, I opted…

     
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  • Fig and Amaranth Cookies

    March 10, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER F RECIPE: FIG AND AMARANTH COOKIES Fig and Amaranth Cookies are gluten free, delicious, melt in the mouth kind of cookies that can be enjoyed on Fasting Days. Amaranth flour, a bit of butter and sugar with chopped dried figs, these cookies are so easy to make. No baking agent is used as I am not sure if baking agents are allowed during Ekadashi, Shivratri and Navratri Fasting Days.   What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.  Jolly blogs at Jolly Homemade Recipes.…

     
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  • Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

    December 21, 2018mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: GINGERBREAD CRINKLE COOKIES Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies are slightly soft, a bit chewy, warm with spices and a must during Christmas or the Holiday Season. Sugar coated cookies with cracks or crinkles look so festive.   What are Crinkle Cookies? Crinkle cookies are cookies with cracks in them. They are intentionally baked in a particular manner to get the cracks or wrinkles. The crack effect with the sugar coating makes them look very festive. The sugared parts reminds one of snow capped mountains. There are so many varieties of crinkle cookies, chocolate, lemon, strawberry, peanut butter, red velvet, pumpkin, sweet yam, coffee and so many more.   Why I baked Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies? I love baking ginger cookies during Christmas time. Reminds me of the…

     
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  • Spiced Pumpkin Bread

    October 13, 2015mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BREAD BAKERS THEME: HEARTY FALL BREADS RECIPE: SPICED PUMPKIN BREAD Spiced Pumpkin Bread is a soft, delicately sweetish, spicy home baked yeast bread. Walnuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie spice mix makes this bread ideal for breakfast or as a tea time treat. Memories Do you write down everything in a diary to remind you what has to be done on which day? Do you still belong to the old school where its written and not on your mobile? I am, as I really cannot trust technology 100%. What if my mobile gets stolen, or it is not charged or refuses to work for some odd reason. Last month’s theme was jotted down in my diary as a reminder. I had baked the…

     
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  • Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread

    January 8, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread are a chocolate lover’s delight. Chocolatey with orange flavour, these cookies are ideal for Christmas. Gift them, serve them or enjoy them with your family. Not too sweet, hubby loved these dark chocolate orange shortbread. Make sure you use good quality unsweetened cocoa powder.   The festive spirit Everywhere around the world holiday mood begins with Christmas and ends with New Year celebrations. Parties, holidays, fireworks, decorations, special food, presents… the list is endless. I have experienced Christmas festivities in England. What I remember the most are precious moments with family. Though it did not snow during that time, the scene of dark nights with bright blue lights sparkling from every home was so beautiful. Fond Christmas Memories My baby cousins …

     
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  • Tomato Cheddar Bread

    February 9, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #44 RECIPE: TOMATO CHEDDAR BREAD Tomato Cheddar Bread Tomato Cheddar Bread baked with tomato paste, cheese, spices and herbs is simply a flavourful and delicious bread. Enjoy with some soup or use it to make sandwiches. Generally Tomato Cheddar Bread is made by adding sun dried tomatoes and cheddar to the bread dough. However, the one I make is different. I add very thick tomato paste (Cirio gives good flavour), to the dough along with cheddar cheese and a few spices and herbs. The overall result is simply delicious.   Trial And Error The first time I baked Tomato Cheddar Bread it was a total disaster! The dough became too soft and unmanageable. Had to pat it in a baking…

     
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  • Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

    November 30, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Oatmeal Coconut Cookies are delicious, egg free, crispy cookies packed with healthy ingredients. Oatmeal, wheat flour, nuts, dried fruit and to top it up coconut make these cookies a treat for breakfast, tea time, parties, kids lunch boxes. Cookies And Me I’m the kind of person who needs at least one cookie if not two with my afternoon. A rare midnight snack can be a cookie and a glass of milk. Have to dunk cookies in my tea, coffee or milk. So no wonder you’ll rarely find my cookie jar empty. Occasionally buy cookies or biscuits from the supermarket but most times I bake them at home. I love how I can pack a cookie with healthy ingredients like nuts, seeds…

     
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